Blazon: Or a pall azure and a chief per pale of the last semé de lis of the first within a bordure gobony argent and gules and bendy of six of the first and second and a bordure of the fourth
I thought these looked like another Robert Louis design, and I was right! It’s unclear whether they’ve been officially adopted or not; honestly, I doubt they have. I’m somewhat less on board with the pall being used as a representation of the letter “Y”; it feels kind of like low-hanging fruit, although admittedly, “Yonne” doesn’t really lend itself to a simple graphic representation. Still, though, I’d almost rather see the “Y” represented as its own charge rather than borrowing the originally-religious symbol of the pall for no reason besides visual similarity. Not my favorite of Louis’ work.
Blazon: Per pale argent a pall gules and of the last, a Maltese cross of the first, pointé in base barry wavy of the first and azure
Although Ruidera fell into the territory of the Order of Santiago (per a 1237 treaty), it ultimately ended up as the property of the Order of St. John in 1783, which is probably the source for the Maltese cross. There are also many lagoons and wetlands in the area under national protection, which may be the source of the barry wavy point.
Blazon: Per pale azure on a pall argent surmounting a staff tipped with a cross paté or, four crosses paté fitchy sable (Archbishopric of York) and per quarterly I and IV, per quarterly i and iv or an eagle displayed vert, ii and iii argent three lozenges conjoined in fess gules (Montague); II and III gules a saltire argent (Neville)
Arms of King Charles XIV (Bernadotte) of Sweden, 1763-1844, reigned 1818-1844 Blazon: Per pall paté or, I azure three crowns 2 and 1 or; II gules a lion rampant crowned or, armed and langued azure, bearing a Danish axe argent … Continue reading →